Agencies Aren't Catching Bad Supervisors Early Enough

Federal agencies are failing to take advantage of their authority to remove new supervisors and managers while they are on their initial probationary period, according to a new report, allowing those without the necessary skills to instead remain in their jobs.

Just six out of every 1,000 new supervisors fail to advance out of probation, according to new findings from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Such a rate, said the quasi-judicial executive branch agency tasked with enforcing civil service laws, almost certainly does not accurately reflect the number of managers who are not up to the task.

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